Guys I can’t believe how long it has been!! When I started this blog it was because I was having a little crisis with my life and was stuck in a rut. I signed up for some races, started running, and along with that came blogging. A lot has happened in a year. I think the best thing to do is take a quick look down memory lane!
When I started this blog I was working as a contractor for Comcast and working out of Philadelphia at the Comcast Center Mon-Thur every week. This crazy schedule went on for 6 months, it was exhausting! I was living out of a hotel so I didn’t have access to a kitchen and had to eat out for all of my meals. It was great for my wallet because I only bought groceries for the weekends but I am pretty sure my body was overloaded with salt. I ate pretty healthy and even did a few posts about how to eat healthy on the road. I typically stuck to vegetarian / vegan restaurants, or would get salads a lot. I had also decided to sign up for a Tough Mudder and began training for it.
1st Blog Post – 2012 Goals & Objectives
1st Recipe Post – Mushrooms & Lentil Soup – this stuff was awesome!If I wasn’t paleo I would be making this ASAP
February is when I started running. I decided to sign up for my first race, which was a 10 miler! I also tried to do a cleanse but managed to fudge up on the last day because I just skipped a day. I made the best darn burgers of my life this month: Spinach, onion, & artichoke stuffed burgers. I ran my first 8 mile solo run and made some kick-ass parfaits (not paleo friendly) and discovered the burrito bowl omelet… Oh it is so good: 8 Mile Madness & Pretty Parfaits.
Ah March – my first race!! I ran the Reston 10 Miler with some girl friends and froze my butt off. I also got LASIK a week after so I had to wear my glasses for the race. I take SUPERIOR race photos – one of the top posts on this blog is one called “I’m so attractive…” the irony is that it is just a display of my “beauty” when I am running. When I got LASIK I was visiting my parents for something crazy like 10 days and we cooked up a storm. I was not eating paleo so if you are a reader who likes all type of food than I am sure you will find something in this list that you love: Peanut Butter Cookies, Whole Wheat Pancakes (made my scratch!), & Bird’s Nest. I also started to identify myself as a runner and bought a Garmin. My life finally became complete: “Runner’s are just nicer“.
On April 1st I ran my 2nd race: The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. I learned that I could still drink with college kids and manage to PR in a race. I doubt that would happen again but it did happen once. Another one of my top posts is call “Super Model” (are you noticing a trend?) and it is another post of running pictures where I am looking HOT. I did a ton of cooking in April and it included a bunch of vegetarian meals and experimenting with some rogue ingredients “Protein Packed Vegetarian Meals“. I also went to Puerto Rico with two of my best girl friends and had such a good time!
May is my birthday month, I turned 24 last year! I also ran my first Tough Mudder and made mofongo! Mofongo is a plantain mash or sorts that I ate in Puerto Rico and became obsessed with. It is SO GOOD! You have to check out my Tough Mudder Recap post. It is uber gross with all the battle wounds I gathered while running. Another first for the month was making some decent tofu – all my lovely vegan and veggie readers you will love this Apple Jalapeno Stir Fry! I also filled out one of those fun little surveys called 7 Things – you know just for in case you need to know more about my awesomeness.
On June 2nd I ran my very first half marathon! It was a blast and I did it with 2 of my gfs: Zooma Annapolis Half Recap. I got some great photos out of that race, I look like I actually may fall over and die at the end of it “Photo Shoot, Sunshine, & Hugs” After the half marathon I sort of stopped running when the DC heat set in. I was also playing vegan for quite some time around June. Other than the half marathon June was a month of a lot of vegetarian cooking and dying because it was so hot outside. I ran a bit but not close to the earlier months. I spent a lot of money in the month of June thinking I was a baller and going out all the time, I took random road trips (Ocean City?!), and spent a lot of time drinking by the pool. Ahh summer time, I miss you!
I have made an executive decision to break this post up into two. Part II coming soon!!
Q: What is the most significant thing that happened to you in the first 6 months of blogging!?